@hornycatdad1989 never watched House

Government run healthcare is "collapsing". Or if not, on the "verge" of collapse. Rachel Arab and her evil ilk tell you "the system is broken" and then insist you have to throw more money at the same worthless nurses who have caused the problem in the first place.

Centre-left columnist David Staples dared to suggest that if the system was actually broken and in danger of collapse, wouldn't it make sense to try and make changes to it? "Think please!" comes the cry from Linus, who clearly hasn't been. You can't experiment to try and fix a broken system. That would be literally insane.

For now, let's take a quick break and ignore the fact that the socialist healthcare system in Canada is a complete failure even compared to every other socialist healthcare system. Let's also ignore that Canada's socialist healthcare system is morally inferior to a wholly privatized healthcare system. Let's instead look quickly at the emotional crutch of Linus' objection to trying to fix a broken system.

If you were chronically ill would you want experimental healthcare? Um, probably. Huge advances in healthcare came from experimental healthcare. Much like the design of actual systems, the way you find out if a new healthcare procedure works is to try it out...quite often on somebody with very very little to lose.

Or as we saw regarding ineffective Wuhan Flu vaccinations, forcing it upon the populace whether they had anything to lose or not by denying fundamental human rights.

As the post title notes, the entire premise of the TV show House, M.D. is that the doctors at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital are experimenting with healthcare every day of the year. While PPTH was fictional, it is based on a real place: the Yale-New Haven Hospital, a sprawling complex (it's the world's 61st largest hospital by number of beds and the 13th largest based on number of staff which gives you an idea of the level of care they provide) that also is the primary teaching hospital for Yale University's medical programs. As a patient in the hospital, show creator David Shore saw firsthand how the staff would use innovative solutions (short of breaking into patients' homes, alas) to diagnose and cure unknown or difficult to diagnose ailments.

Now you might wish to argue that while you might experiment with wacky medical procedures you shouldn't experiment with wacky medical systems. Yet in the 60s when we tried universal government-only healthcare that was a wacky experiment and it clearly does not work. As noted above, public healthcare fails in both a moral and practical level. So why not tweak a few things? Indeed I've had a number of minor suggestions over the years which would at the very least highlight the problems in the system: from sending non-payable invoices to patients so that everybody sees how much money is spent for what most patients would agree was subpar service, to slashing budgets related to queers and Injuns who shouldn't be part of a province's healthcare budget to begin with, to expanding healthcare during the Wuhan Flu panic by supplementing expensive unionized public sector workers with lower cost assistants. If pressed I'm sure I could come up with several others, and in the future perhaps shall.

It's time we started taking a page from the Gregory House book and start immediately treating everybody as if they have Lupus experimenting with healthcare.